playing with TCP Trace

# tcpdump -ni en0 port 80 -w output.trace
# tcptrace -G output.trace
# xplot *tput.xpl

TCP Trace

From the online manpage:

Yellow: instantaneous packets Red: Throughput for the last few packets Blue: Throughput since the start of the stream/connection

Other useful graphs:

  • _owin.xpl - outstanding data/congestion
  • _rtt.xpl - round trip time/time
  • _ssize.xpl - segment size/time
  • _tput.xpl - throughput/time
  • _tsg.xpl - time sequence graph
  • _tline.xpl - Timeline graph - W Richard Stevens style

Just some notes here so I don’t forget the basics - manual over at here